The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint began his career as a civil servant with the Ministry of Overseas Development.
In 1977, he joined McKinsey & Co Inc, management consultants, before joining The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 1982 with responsibility for corporate planning activities.
He fulfilled a variety of roles at HSBC, culminating in becoming Group Chief Executive on 1 June 2003 and Group Chairman on 26 May 2006.
Lord Green was Chairman of the British Bankers’ Association from 2006-2010, and was made a life peer on 16 November 2010 as Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint.
He was Minister of State for Trade and Investment jointly at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2011-2013.
He is a former Trustee of The British Museum.